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Jacobs Institute of Women's Health
The George Washington University School of
Public Health and Health Services
Washington, DC 20006
The Jacobs Institute of Women's Health is an independent, non-profit, multidisciplinary membership organization that is dedicated to examining women's healthcare issues at the intersection of our nation's medical and social systems. Established in 1990 by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, it uses an integrated program of social science research, policy analysis and public education to advance women's healthcare through better information and sounder health policies. The Jacobs Institute has addressed issues such as managed care and health disparities, current initiatives include investigation of women's cardiovascular health, federal health system reform, and safe motherhood. The institute provides the "Women's Health Data Book: A Profile of Women's Health in the United States," a resource containing current statistics on a variety of health issues as they affect women in the U.S., including such topics as reproductive health, infectious and chronic disease, mental health, and more.
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